Thursday, November 8, 2007

Celebrating the little things

Curriculum Vitae cause so much angst when one is trying to put the thing together. Does this show my best side? Have I included everything I should have? Have I included too much?
Recently I was thinking how many things are left out of CVs. Those things we were once so proud to achieve but have long forgotten about now.
I went back and had a look. Here are some of mine that didn't even make it to the CV cutting room floor:
- A Sports Award for: effort during gymnastics
- Second Prize in the pikelet making competition at the local Flower Show
- 50 metres swim award
- Award of merit for rendered meritorious service as a traffic warden (on the school crossing)
- Award for the most independent worker

So maybe today everything hasn't gone well but looking at that list, I feel rather chuffed. :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

A visit to the Pharmacy

I had a prescription to collect and it was while the Pharmacist was explaining the details of the medication that I noticed them.
Beside the till there was a little pile of cards. They read "If I am sick and unable to talk please read the reverse of this card".
They probably came with certain medications, perhaps diabetics got them free, I thought.
I tried to listen to the Pharmacist but the little pile kept calling for my attention.
I had bought medication, well was about to, could I have a card?

The reverse of my card would say:
For goodness sake stop reading this card and ring the ambulance!!
Why are you still reading this card? Please ring the ambulance!
OK if the above seems too much, prop me up, get my phone out of my pocket, put it in my hand and I'll do it myself.

The Pharmacist had finished his instructions and was asking for my bank card.
I paid and left without been given an "If I am sick..." card
Now what was the right way to take this medication?

5 Favourite Sights Seen

  • 1996 Watching tropical lightning turn night to day, outside a little wooden church in a small village in Sabah.
  • 2004 Flying down the Rainbow Valley at 8000ft in a cessna on a clear blue day.
  • 2003 Seeing and hearing Michael Schmacher rolling out of the pit garage in his Ferrari in Hungary.
  • 2009 Chancing upon 100 or more dolphins just off the Kaikoura Coast swimming around, jumping out of the water, doing somersaults and generally having fun.
  • 2006 Finding a pool at the bottom of a waterfall in the bush at Kaikoura that was full of playing baby seals.